GOLDEN GATE GAZETTE

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WiFi Coming to Golden Gate Transit Commute Routes! information, as it becomes available, on our website (www.goldengate.org). The weekend closure will allow traffic to shift onto the newly completed southbound structures and temporary bypass. During the closure, there will be no access to Highway 101 from Marina Blvd/Richardson Ave. and the public is encouraged to choose buses, ferries, alternate routes, or car-free activities to ease congestion in the area. To learn more about the Doyle Drive replacement project, visit PresidioParkway.org. Immediately following the reopening of Doyle Drive, bus schedules are expected to be delayed as motorists adjust to the new routing. Thank you for your patience during this time. A s part of the construction phasing for the Presidio Parkway project, Caltrans will close Doyle Drive for a weekend this fall, which will result in severe impacts to traffic traveling across the Golden Gate Bridge. As a result, Golden Gate Transit will offer modified bus schedules during the closure to best meet the needs of our customers; however, major delays are anticipated. The weekend closure is expected to occur in fall 2011. As of our print deadline, Caltrans had not announced the dates or times of the closure. When we know more, we will distribute a special edition of the Golden Gate Gazette with further details, including maps and schedules. We will also post more GOLDEN GATE GAZETTE ® Published by the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District, San Francisco, CA Fall 2011 511 (Toll Free) 711X (TDD) www.goldengate.org UPCOMING DOYLE DRIVE CLOSURE Weekend Closure of Doyle Drive will Impact Golden Gate Bridge Traffic Golden Gate Transit Operating Modified Bus Schedules Golden Gate Ferry Offering Additional Service Modifications to Golden Gate Transit weekend service during the Doyle Drive closure include: Route 10 will not operate during the weekend closure. Route 70 will be re-routed through Sausalito to serve stops normally served by Route 10. Routes 70 and 80 will begin and end at the Toll Plaza. They will provide the same number of trips as their regular weekend schedules. Route 101 will not serve stops south of the San Rafael Transit Center. Instead, it will travel to San Francisco via the East Bay and the Bay Bridge. It will provide additional trips to its regular weekend schedule. Route 92 special weekend service will offer 15-minute shuttle service between the Toll Plaza and downtown San Francisco, traveling along Geary Blvd. • During the closure, Muni will not offer service to and from the Toll Plaza. Instead, Route 92 will accept Muni transfers for continuing travel to the Toll Plaza. Golden Gate Ferry will offer enhanced service to help transport customers between Marin County and San Francisco. Work or surf on the way to work! W ithin the next few months, you’ll be able to check your email, post to your Facebook wall, or catch up on the latest Dancing with the Stars gossip during your commute to and from work. You’ll have a choice of endless possibilities when WiFi equipment is installed on Golden Gate Transit buses. Installation will begin with the Motor Coach Industry (MCI) buses (600- and 900-series buses), followed by the rest of the commute fleet. The WiFi network will allow commuters free internet access during their ride on Golden Gate Transit. Installation of WiFi service is being done to enhance the ride for customers. “We knew that having internet access was a very important feature to our customers, so we began looking for a company who could help us accomplish this goal,” explained Denis Mulligan, District General Manager. “We also wanted to appeal to those customers who are currently driving, but who could be lured to take the bus if they could ‘work on their way to work,’” he added. The District recently reached an agreement with FreeFi Networks, which will provide the wireless service at no cost in exchange for selling online advertising. The District will procure and install the hardware for the wireless service this fall. Connectivity will be through existing cellular networks with the intention of providing 4G connectivity when the technology is available in the North Bay. All technical and customer service issues will be handled by FreeFi Networks, whose contact information will be posted on the WiFi-enabled buses.

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WiFi Coming to Golden Gate Transit Commute Routes!

information, as it becomes available, on our

website (www.goldengate.org).

The weekend closure will allow traffic to

shift onto the newly completed southbound

structures and temporary bypass. During the

closure, there will be no access to Highway

101 from Marina Blvd/Richardson Ave. and

the public is encouraged to choose buses,

ferries, alternate routes, or car-free activities

to ease congestion in the area. To learn more

about the Doyle Drive replacement project, visit

PresidioParkway.org.

Immediately following the reopening of Doyle

Drive, bus schedules are expected to be delayed

as motorists adjust to the new routing. Thank

you for your patience during this time.

As part of the construction phasing for

the Presidio Parkway project, Caltrans

will close Doyle Drive for a weekend this fall,

which will result in severe impacts to traffic

traveling across the Golden Gate Bridge.

As a result, Golden Gate Transit will offer

modified bus schedules during the closure

to best meet the needs of our customers;

however, major delays are anticipated. The

weekend closure is expected to occur in

fall 2011. As of our print deadline, Caltrans

had not announced the dates or times of

the closure. When we know more, we will

distribute a special edition of the Golden

Gate Gazette with further details, including

maps and schedules. We will also post more

GOLDEN GATE GAZETTE ®

Published by the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District, San Francisco, CA Fall 2011

511 (Toll Free) • 711X (TDD) • www.goldengate.org

UPCOMING DOYLE DRIVE CLOSUREWeekend Closure of Doyle Drive will Impact

Golden Gate Bridge TrafficGolden Gate Transit Operating Modified Bus Schedules

Golden Gate Ferry Offering Additional Service

Modifications to Golden Gate Transit weekend service during the Doyle Drive closure include:

• Route 10 will not operate during the weekend closure.

• Route 70 will be re-routed through Sausalito to serve stops normally served by Route 10.

• Routes 70 and 80 will begin and end at the Toll Plaza. They will provide the same number of trips as their regular weekend schedules.

• Route 101 will not serve stops south of the San Rafael Transit Center. Instead, it will travel to San Francisco via the East Bay and the Bay Bridge. It will provide additional trips to its regular weekend schedule.

• Route 92 special weekend service will offer 15-minute shuttle service between the Toll Plaza and downtown San Francisco, traveling along Geary Blvd.

• During the closure, Muni will not offer service to and from the Toll Plaza. Instead, Route 92 will accept Muni transfers for continuing travel to the Toll Plaza.

• Golden Gate Ferry will offer enhanced service to help transport customers between Marin County and San Francisco.

Work or surf on the way to work!

Within the next few

months, you’ll be able

to check your email, post to

your Facebook wall, or catch

up on the latest Dancing

with the Stars gossip during

your commute to and from

work. You’ll have a choice

of endless possibilities when

WiFi equipment is installed

on Golden Gate Transit buses. Installation will begin with

the Motor Coach Industry (MCI) buses (600- and 900-series

buses), followed by the rest of the commute fleet. The WiFi

network will allow commuters free internet access during their

ride on Golden Gate Transit.

Installation of WiFi service is being done to enhance the ride

for customers. “We knew that having internet access was a

very important feature to our customers, so we began looking

for a company who could help us accomplish this goal,”

explained Denis Mulligan, District General Manager. “We

also wanted to appeal to those customers who are currently

driving, but who could be lured to take the bus if they could

‘work on their way to work,’” he added.

The District recently reached an agreement with FreeFi

Networks, which will provide the wireless service at no cost in

exchange for selling online advertising. The District will procure

and install the hardware for the wireless service this fall.

Connectivity will be through existing cellular networks with the

intention of providing 4G connectivity when the technology is

available in the North Bay. All technical and customer service

issues will be handled by FreeFi Networks, whose contact

information will be posted on the WiFi-enabled buses.

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Receive Golden Gate Bus and Ferry updates by email! Look for “Customer alerts” at www.goldengate.org.

Ferry departs AT&T Park 30 minutes after game ends.

Arrive at the Larkspur Ferry Terminal at least 30 minutes prior to ferry departure to purchase your tickets. Capacity is limited and service is first-come, first served. For more information, visit www.goldengate.org.

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F ERRY

Ready for Football?

Take the Golden Gate Larkspur Ferry

to Cal football games played at AT&T Park!

GeT There In STyle!

Saturday, September 17 Presbyterian College

Thursday, October 13 USC

Saturday, October 22 Utah

Saturday, November 5 Washington State

Saturday, November 12 Oregon State

GAME DATE OPPONENT

THIS IS NOT A RESTAURANT

We’re In This Together.

Eating, drinking, or smoking on the bus is not allowed. California State Law prohibits open alcoholic

beverages aboard this bus.

How to Purchase Tickets to AT&T Park

Ferry tickets to Giants games at AT&T Park are not

sold at the ticket vending machines, but can be

purchased online at www.tickets.com or any Giants

Dugout Store (service fees apply). AT&T Park tickets

may also be purchased at the Larkspur Ferry ticket

office on days of home games, and on September 25.

On these days, the ticket office hours will be:

Monday – Friday 11:15 am – 7:00 pm

(9:45 am for day games)

(closed 12:45-1:00 pm, 2:50-3:20 pm, 5:15-5:30 pm)

Saturday – Sunday 9:15 am – 5:00 pm

(closed 2:00-3:00 pm)

As part of the cost-saving efforts underway at the

Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation

District (District), the Golden Gate Ferry ticket offices

at the Larkspur and San Francisco Ferry Terminals

closed on July 9, 2011, and no longer offer daily

hours. Customers can purchase ferry tickets and adult

Clipper cards and load value to all Clipper cards at

automated ticket vending machines at both ferry

terminals and at the Sausalito Ferry Landing. The

vending machines are available during ferry operating

hours.

The Marin County Public Works

Department has begun a complete

remodel of the Marin City Transit Hub,

located just outside the Gateway Shopping

Center on Donahue Street in Marin City.

During the remodel, the Transit Hub has

been relocated a short walk from its current

location to a temporary site on Drake Avenue,

directly across from the Marin City Public

Safety Building.

All buses serving the Marin City Transit Hub

are relocated, which includes Golden Gate

Transit regional bus routes 4, 10, 70, 80, and

92; Marin Transit local routes 17, 19, 22, 36,

66 (Muir Woods Shuttle), and 71; and Marin

Transit’s West Marin Stagecoach Route 61 and

Community Shuttle Route 222.

The remodel will include new street surfaces,

landscaping, lighting, and other passenger

amenities such as new shelters, bike racks,

and signage. Estimated date of completion is

November 22, 2011.

Golden Gate Transit does not predict an

impact to the actual running times of the

buses so schedules (arrival and departure

times) will be maintained. The impacts will be

felt more by those customers that initiate or

terminate their travel in Marin City since they

may have to walk further to and from the

temporary stop.

Please contact Marin Transit for further information and updates:

www.MarinTransit.org or at 415-226-0862.

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until November 22 Due to Construction

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Purchase Ferry Tickets at

Ticket Vending Machines

Golden Gate Ferry Ticket Offices

are Closed

FErry TiCKET PriCES$8.75 each way

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Take Larkspur Ferry to Remaining Giants Home Games and

Cheer them to Victory!

$8.75 each way

Join the Run to the Playoffs!Join the Run

to the Playoffs!

Don’t wait in line on game day. Purchase your tickets now

online at www.tickets.com or at Larkspur Ferry Terminal (limited hours).

Golden Gate Ferry takes you to Cal Football home games at AT&T Park.

at larkspur Ferry Terminal!4 pm to 8 pm

Fridays through September

Food Truck Crush Food Truck Crush

Photo © S.F. Giants

Golden Gate Larkspur Ferry Expanded Holiday Schedule

DAY AFTER THANKSGIVINGFriday, November 25, 2011

Depart Larkspur Arrive San Francisco Depart San Francisco Arrive Larkspur

5:22 am Bus departs

4:51 am Bus departs 5:25 am (Financial District)

5:58 am (Financial District)

7:10 am 7:40 am 7:45 am 8:15 am8:20 am 8:50 am 9:10 am 9:45 am9:40 am 10:30 am

10:20 am 11:05 am 11:20 am 12:05 pm11:40 am 12:30 am 12:40 pm 1:30 pm12:15 pm 1:05 pm 1:30 pm 2:20 pm1:40 pm 2:30 pm 2:40 pm 3:30 pm3:40 pm 4:30 pm 4:40 pm 5:25 pm5:30 pm* 7:00 pm 7:15 pm 8:00 pm

*To San Francisco via Sausalito Bold = pm times

Arrive LarkspurArrive Sausalito

Weekdays (excluding Holidays)

Saturdays, Sundays & Holidays

Depart Sausalito

Depart Sausalito Arrive Sausalito

Arrive SF

Arrive SF

Depart SF

Depart SF

7:108:20

10:5512:151:553:204:456:107:20

7:358:45

11:2512:45

2:253:505:156:357:50

7:4010:1511:3512:552:354:005:306:457:55

8:1010:4512:051:253:054:306:007:108:20

SAUSALITO

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11:2012:452:103:505:356:30

11:1012:301:553:205:157:00

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10:40 _

11:501:152:404:206:057:00

12:001:252:504:456:30

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There’s still time to

experience Food Truck

Crush at the Larkspur Ferry

Terminal. It’s Marin’s first

gourmet food truck event

and it continues every

Friday through September

from 4 pm to 8 pm at the

Larkspur Ferry Terminal.

Visit www.goldengate.org for each week’s food

truck and musical lineup and to take advantage of

special offers.

The event is a pilot program operated in coordination

with Marin County-based Ready Set Entertainment,

LLC. If District staff determines the program is

beneficial without negatively impacting ferry services, a

recommendation to establish a long-term program will

be brought forward for consideration by the District

Board of Directors.

We Will Always RememberOn this tenth anniversary of the

tragedies on September 11, the District would like to remember and pay tribute to the heroes and

victims of those events.

Golden Gate Ferry Winter Schedule

Effective October 1 through December 10, 2011

Light type = am times

Bold type = pm times

Fridays 4 - 8 pm Larkspur Ferry Terminal

facebook.com/foodtruckcrush

Fridays 4 - 8 pm Larkspur Ferry Terminal

facebook.com/foodtruckcrush

High-speed weekday crossings except where noted (*).Note: The 11:40 am trip from Larkspur to San Francisco and the 12:55 pm trip from San Francisco to Larkspur have been removed for the winter season.

Arrive LarkspurDepart Larkspur Arrive SF Depart SF

9:4011:401:403:405:30

10:3012:302:304:307:00

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12:402:404:407:15

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1:303:305:258:00

LARKSPURSaturdays, Sundays & Holidays

*

Arrive LarkspurArrive Larkspur

5:506:357:107:508:209:15

10:1011:1012:402:152:503:404:15

–5:10 5:35 6:35 7:208:108:50

Weekdays (excluding Holidays)

4:51 am Route 24 bus to Financial District5:22 am Route 97 bus to Financial District

6:257:107:458:309:10

10:1010:5511:551:253:003:354:254:55

5:205:556:207:20 8:108:509:35

Depart Larkspur

6:207:057:408:208:509:50

10:4511:451:152:503:254:154:45

–5:456:107:10 7:558:459:25

Arrive SF Depart SF

6:557:408:159:059:45

10:4511:3012:302:003:304:054:555:256:056:256:507:50 8:409:20

10:05

LARKSPUR

Customer Service Call CenterEffective Monday, October 17, 2011

The call center is openMonday – Friday 7 am – 7 pm

Closed on weekends and holidaysClosed on Thanksgiving Day

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Bus Service Adjustments

NOTICE TO CUSTOMERS

Effective Sunday, September 11, 2011

Routes 24, 35, 40, 42, 44, 45, 54, 70, and 80:

Schedules adjusted up to seven minutes to improve connections and running times.

Golden Gate Transit schedules are adjusted quarterly to ensure system efficiency.

Follow Us On and !

Frequent service from Marin City, and Manzanita

(Pohono Street) Park-and-Ride.

Service operates weekends and holidays

through September.

For more information, visit www.goldengate.org

or call 511 (TDD 711)X

ROUTE 66 Muir Woods Express

MUIR WOODS SHUTTLE

Sponsored by Marin Transit and National Park Service

Used with the permission of theGolden Gate National Parks Conservancy

© Michael Schwab Studios (2009)marin transit

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For new schedules, pick up the Fall 2011 Transit Guide on your bus or ferry,

visit www.goldengate.org or call toll-free 511 or 711 (TDD) X.

Commute Routes:Many trip times at 7th & Folsom have been modified due to changed traffic conditions. Please check timetables carefully.

Doyle Drive Closure: Due to construction, Doyle Drive will be closed during an extended weekend in the fall. The closure will impact all Golden Gate Transit service to and from San Francisco. Once Caltrans announces the closure date, information on service impacts will be available at www.goldengate.org.

Route 24 Running times revised from summer season.

Route 35 Two northbound morning and two southbound afternoon trips added (formerly Route 36 trips).

Route 36 Northbound 6:50 am and 7:20 am trips and southbound 5:49 am and 6:19 am trips no longer serve stops south of the San Rafael Transit Center. These trips have been converted to Route 35 trips. See Routes 17, 35, 70, & 71 for alternate service. Minor schedule revisions.

Routes 40/42 Westbound buses now arrive at the San Rafael Transit Center at 25 and 55 minutes after the hour (previously was 20 and 50 minutes after the hour).

Route 51 Southbound 8:15 am trip moved to 7:15 am. Northbound 7:58 am (Redwood & Grant) trip moved to 6:58 am.

Route 70 Southbound Saturday trips at 9:56 am, 10:56 am, 2:56 pm, and 3:56 pm have been converted to Route 101 trips from Novato departing three minutes earlier.

Route 92 Northbound 7:28 am trip moved five minutes earlier to better meet Route 17 connections in Marin City.

Route 101 Southbound Saturday trips departing Novato at 9:53 am, 10:53 am, 2:53 pm, and 3:53 pm added. Sunday service now offered

2011

Monday–Friday 7am – 7pmSaturdays 8am – 6pm (closed Sundays)

Christmas Eve Day 7am – 5pmPresidents,’ Memorial, Independence, Thanksgiving,

Christmas, and New Year’s Days closed

call511toll free TDD 711

(say “Golden Gate Transit,” then “operator”)

Contactos de Información en españolmiércoles a sábado 8:00 am a 7 pm

415/257-4404

Para obtener más información en español,vea la página 17.

Other languages call: 415/455-2000

GOLDEN GATE BUS & FERRY

TransitGuide

FALL ■ SEPTEMBER 11 - DECEMBER 10 CUSTOMER RELATIONSSCHEDULE INFORMATION

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Doyle Drive weekend closure coming this fall – bus schedule impacts.

Visit www.goldengate.

Holiday Ferry Bus COLuMbuS DAy Regular Regular Monday, October 10, 2011 VeTeRAnS DAy Regular Regular Friday, november 11, 2011 THAnkSGiVinG DAy No Service Holiday Thursday, november 24, 2011 FRiDAy AFTeR THAnkSGiVinG Larkspur – Regular Friday, november 25, 2011 Expanded Service See page 3 Sausalito – Holiday CHRiSTMAS DAy No Service Holiday Sunday, December 25, 2011 DAy AFTeR CHRiSTMAS Regular Holiday Monday, December 26, 2011 neW yeAR’S DAy No Service Holiday Sunday, January 1, 2012 DAy AFTeR neW yeAR’S DAy Regular Holiday Monday, January 2, 2012

Holiday Service Calendar 2011-2012

Golden Gate Transit began offering Sunday service on popular

Route 101 on September 11, 2011. Route 101 offers express

service between Sonoma County/northern Marin/San Rafael Transit

Center and San Francisco. Route 101 serves the same stops as Route

80 between Santa Rosa and Novato. It serves the San Rafael Transit

Center and it serves the same stops in San Francisco as Routes 70

and 80. Customers traveling to/from Marin City or Highway 101 bus

pads should transfer to Route 70 or 71 in Novato, San Rafael Transit

Center, or the Toll Plaza.

For Route 101 schedules, pick up the Fall 2011 Transit Guide on your

bus or ferry, visit www.goldengate.org or call toll-free 511 or 711

(TDD).

Route 101 Now Offers Service on Sundays!

Happy 10th Anniversary!M.V. Mendocino

September 2001-September 2011